Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Importance of Friends from Windy Hollow Author Tara Tyler

Hello, friends! Today I'm thrilled to be hosting my friend and all-around awesome person Tara Tyler as part of her Windy Hollow book tour. Welcome, Tara!


I wish Julie and I could get together more often. It's great living near my friend, but even when you live close to your friends, life makes it tough to see them!

That's why summer is great for me--I get to plan trips and lunch dates to see my friends. Friends can talk about anything--we chat about life as if no time has passed. From college friends to writer friends to neighbor friends close by. And getting together in person is so refreshing--I need my hugs!

my writing buddy Christine!

my bff from college

baseball mom friends!

my travel buddy and old roommate friend
friends from our wedding and childhood

my old neighbor and great listening friend

Friends are so important in life. They're honest, caring, helpful, and empathetic. We run the gamut in our conversations, from baring our souls to peeing our pants laughing! We talk, commiserate, encourage, and comfort. I don't know where I'd be without my friends!

at lunch with my parents we got these fortunes
Julie and I go way back to the beginnings of my writing life. I'm so glad we've done events together--the down time can get pretty boring! Thanks, Julie, for being there--online and IRL!
2017 - we need to do this again!
Do you plan trips to see friends? Do you like to travel? How do you keep in touch?

Friendship bonds can form early and last a lifetime. In Beast World, the kids learn they can't always do things on their own and should depend on their friends sometimes. True friends won't let you down when things get tough!

Beast World MG Fantasy Series, book #3
by Tara Tyler
Available NOW!

This summer, Gabe and his friends fly over the Great Sea for the wedding of the century: a dragon prince and a beautiful harpy. But Gabe can't relax on this vacation. Besides competing in rigorous wedding events, he overhears the nearby human village WINDY HOLLOW is in danger from an evil human scientist and a vengeful were-ogre experimenting on beasts. Gabe and his friends risk crossing the mountains to help, despite several warnings. 

Maybe he's going too far this time, but he's in too deep to quit. It's do or die, hopefully not die!

Tara Tyler has had a hand in everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After moving all over the US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her husband and one boy left in the nest. She has two series, Pop Travel (sci-fi detective thrillers) and Beast World (fantasy adventures), plus her UnPrincess novella series where the maidens save themselves. She's a commended blogger, contributed to several anthologies, and to fit in all these projects, she economizes her time, aka the Lazy Housewife—someday she might write a book on that... Make every day an adventure!

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  1. Life is nothing without friends to share it. It really doesn't matter where they are. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  2. Hi Julie - great to see Tara with so many friends .. fun - and good luck to her Windy Hollow - have happy summer times - cheers Hilary

  3. Friends are great. I think I'd go crazy without them!

  4. Wonderful post. Friends are the spice of life. I cherish every one of mine.

  5. You've met some writing friends, which is awesome. Friends are the best.

  6. Julie, you're a great friend! Thanks for having me.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    So glad everyone has lots of friends to keep life bearable and exciting.
    I look forward to meeting more of my online friends in person =)

  7. It would be awesome to see blogging writing friends!

  8. You make me want to reach out to my friends.

  9. Such a great guest post from Tara! That's amazing how you two have actually gotten the chance to meet in person...

  10. We talk, commiserate, encourage, and comfort....... the basics of human life.
    Good one.

  11. Congratulations with your new release. You are so lucky to have such good friends. Especially ones that are authors as well, and know what it is like to be a writer. Wishing you many more good times, and many more good friends.

  12. I'm glad I stopped back by -- so many nice comments! Very glad I could spend some time with Julie and hear from you all!
    Thank you!

  13. Yes, you are so lucky to have good friends, as Murees says. As full time carer, I feel isolated, although my husband is also my best friend, and of course I can make contact with other writers through blogging. Good luck with your recent book 🌹

  14. I would love to me Tara, Christine, and you (Julie) in person! <3

  15. Nice to meet you, Tara. I need a good friend like you!

  16. It’s so nice that you and and Julie became close through blogging, and that you have other friends who are also writers. Best of luck on your new release! Thanks for hosting Tara, Julie!


  17. Love seeing all the friends pictures! I'm a bit jealous you've met Christine in real life. I do hope to visit more of my online friends, but we do try to keep in touch as we can.

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